Manchester United have confirmed that midfielder Michael Carrick underwent surgery on Thursday morning and is set to miss 10-12 weeks.
The club tweeted to say
BREAKING: Michael Carrick has had surgery this morning on his left ankle ligaments and will be out for 10-12 weeks. #mufc
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 17, 2014
Carrick is believed to have gone over on his ankle in training at Carrington two days ago and manager Louis van Gaal confirmed that the player would be out for a ‘long time’ when he gave his first press conference as Manchester United boss on Thursday afternoon.
A statement on their official website said
Louis van Gaal has been dealt an early blow as Manchester United manager with news that Michael Carrick has undergone surgery on an ankle ligament injury and will be out for up to 12 weeks.
Carrick underwent an operation on Thursday morning having suffered the injury in training earlier this week. He will be out for between 10-12 weeks.
Initial reports claimed that the defender had suffered a chipped bone in his ankle, however there has been no confirmation if that is also the case with the statement from United focusing on dealing with ligament damage.
Manchester United will travel to the States on Friday where they will play four matches against LA Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.by